Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The Port Administration Integral of Quintana Roo (APIQROO) has been granted the power to manage, regularize and develop more land surfaces. Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa made the announcement over the weekend saying the official publication of the Fifth Addendum in the Official Gazette of the Federation will create more jobs.
In a statement, Lezama said the Administración Portuaria Integral de Quintana Roo (APIQROO) has been granted the direct operation of public passenger terminals in four municipalities.
She said after eight years of processes, the government completed the process to achieve the publication of the Fifth Addendum in the Official Gazette of the Federation which will generate a source of jobs and greater income collection.
“With political will, after 8 years of waiting, we completed the process for the publication of the Fifth Addendum in the Official Gazette of the Federation, which grants the Apiqroo – Comprehensive Port Administration of Quintana Roo the power to manage, regularize and develop ports and more land surfaces in Quintana Roo.
“This will allow us to generate new jobs and income, achieving greater economic development with shared prosperity,” the Government of Quintana Roo posted on social media.
Lezama explained that with the publication of the Fifth Addendum in the Official Gazette of the Federation, new areas are incorporated into the Concession Title of the Port Administration Integral of Quintana Roo (APIQROO).
Now, APIQROO will directly operate the public passenger and ferry terminals in Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Punta Sam, Puerto Juárez and Chetumal, for reasons of public order that will benefit the people of these communities.
“This will give us the power to manage, regularize and develop the ports in Quintana Roo, which will generate new jobs and revenue collection, which will achieve greater economic development for the state, which we will be able to direct to the well-being of those who live in marginalization and have been forgotten for decades and thus provide them with social justice,” explained Mara Lezama.
This achievement is the result of joint and coordinated work with the Secretary of the Navy and the General Coordination of Ports and Merchant Marine, through the General Directorate of Ports.
The head of APIQROO, Vagner Elbiorn Vega, commented that this publication is the result of the shoulder-to-shoulder work of this new government with the Federal Government to ensure that these water and land surfaces were granted in the northern, central and southern areas of Cozumel, Othón P. Blanco, Solidaridad and Isla Mujeres.